I have been having the same problems with my Inspiron 2200 and AOI 922 printer. I keep getting errors that the printer is not communicating. I am SO tired of calling or chatting with Dell tech reps who don't speak English. I bought a computer that was built in Texas. I wanna talk to a good ol' boy named JoeBob that doesn't read from a script !!! I am going to try this fix as soon as I can. Wish me luck
I have a Dimension 4600 that crashed last week and a Inspiron 6000, that no matter how many different ways I have tried, I cannot get it to find the printer. I have run and re-run netwrk set-up, I have followed your instruction re: tcp/ip, I can't sign in to my 2350 router 'cause I can't figure out what my sign-on or password is, etc.. I have used the troubleshooter (it's says it can't help), I have taken care of the problem where both had the same name, I even went so far as to load drivers for the printer to the Inspiron, but doesn't work. By the way the printer is a Dell 940. Another concern has been that on the desktop, when i go into My Netwrok Places, generally all I see is the LAN PRO/V100 VE NETWORK. Support told me tha is what i should see. There are times I do see the router, but it doesn't last long.
Otherwise, the network is working fine. What can I do about getting my printer to work from my laptop?